I remember many moons ago sitting down in my pal's basement to play a boardgame called 'Battletech'. I remember the good times, talking shit to my friends and how bad I wrecked his Locust with a pair of 6-sided dice. We'd laugh later as my Battlemaster would drop like a rock to a fortunate headshot from a Maurauder.
Battletech would become a regular part of my life, along with Renegade Legion and Shadowrun. I've painted dozens of miniatures, spent hundreds of hours immersed in the rich universes you provided me.
I don't think thank you says it well enough, and it's unfortunate that the remnants of your incarnation are gone now, probably forever.